Our story started with a viewing of the documentary “2040” by filmmaker Damon Garneau who travels the world to find innovative approaches to tackle the issue of climate change. It demanded a personal response. This also coincided with a timely reminder of how important local and community were throughout the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. The result was RENEW Malmesbury CIC which seeks to involve our community in an exciting environmental project though which we can learn and develop further initiatives.
We are keen to answer the question “What happens to all the things we recycle?” by showcasing recycled and sustainably produced gifts and crafts in our retail space. We believe we can change a bit of ourselves and the world through our purchasing choices. But we also want to rediscover old skills, develop new skills and knowledge and forge friendships through our course programme. To bring us really up to date we have a hot desk area to ease the loneliness and difficulties of home working and a green print room to continue to be able to offer community groups and individuals quick print environmentally friendly facilities.